Chairman of the Parole Board John Costello and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald at the publication of the annual report of the board. Photograph: Collins

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said yesterday the Government has yet to decide whether or not any more Garda recruits will begin training.Th(...)

Dubliner Gerard Kavanagh was gunned down as he sat drinking in an Irish bar on the Costa del Sol near Marbella on Saturday evening

The investigation into the murder of an Irish criminal in Spain is more focused on those he had clashed with in Ireland than any dispute with foreign(...)

Gerard Kavanagh: a married man from Crumlin,  Dublin, he had been heavily involved in the drugs trade for over two decades. Garda sources believe he had also crossed Irish and British criminals in Spain when debt-collecting.

Gardaí are liaising with the Spanish police in an effort to establish if Dubliner Gerard Kavanagh was shot dead because of a localised feud on the Co(...)

Frank Cassidy –  Ireland’s representative to European crime-fighting agency, Eurojust. Photograph: Jakov Minic

Properties and other assets owned by Irish gangland or white-collar criminals in other jurisdictions are out of the reach of the Criminals Assets Bure(...)

Police in Spain are investigating the fatal shooting of an Irish man on the outskirts of Marbella on the Costa Del Sol in Spain yesterday.

An Irish man shot dead in Spain was a well-known criminal who closely associated with some of the biggest drug dealers in Ireland and who gardaí belie(...)

Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis: “The frequency and regularity of what we’re seeing seems to be a phenomenon of recent years. We’re seeing it on a regular basis.” Photograph: Collins/Courts

  The bodies of nine-year-old twins Thomas and Paddy O’Driscoll were spirited away from their house in Charleville, Co Cork, yesterday. Th(...)

An Irish  member of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (gestures in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.  Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

The Irish military’s status as being among the best peacekeepers and peace-enforcers in the world might seem like a tired cliché. There was nothing ti(...)

A frame from video released by the Islamic State   reportedly shows an IS militant shortly before he executed  American freelance journalist Steven Sotloff

Contacts between United States and Irish security forces have intensified over US efforts to monitor suspected jihadi fighters travelling to join t(...)

A member of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) looks through binoculars at the Syrian side of the Qunietra crossing from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. An Irish Army officer is to  become the deputy force commander of the under pressure mission. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters.

A senior Irish Army officer will become the deputy force commander of the under pressure United Nations deployment in the Golan Heights, Syria. Brig G(...)

A family dog pictured yesterday morning at the scene of the fatal shooting on Tuesday night in Saggart, Co Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins.

A man who died after being shot at his west Dublin home in front of his wife and children had been involved in a fight with a prominent dissident rep(...)